Samuel Rainey transferred to Liverpool


January 12, 1925
As forecasted in The Athletic News last week, the Liverpool club came to terms with Barn for the transfer of their goalkeeper – Samuel Rainey – at the conclusion of their County Antrim Shield tie with Cliftonville at Carrickfergus.

Samuel Rainey was born at Ballymena, 24 years ago, and began his football career in junior football with Springfield in 1919-20, when his club won the District League Cup. In the following season he joined Phoenix Swifts, a team in the same competition, and again he assisted in winning the cup.

After a season with the reserves of Cliftonville, Rainey became associated with Barn. That was three years ago. Promoted to the senior side, he appeared in all games last winter, and the form he has shown this season arrested the attention of the Liverpool directors, who made several cross-Channel trips ere their quest was successful.
(Source: Athletic News: January 12, 1925)

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